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    THis might sound silly, but i am going to Hokiaddo this friday for holiday... should i bring my compact digital PnS or Canon 30d with Tamron 17-35mm? I am a little worried abt the wt and condensation possibilities to the 30d, but on the other hand, feel that it is a waste not to bring it along.

    Advise advise...

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidsim View Post
    THis might sound silly, but i am going to Hokiaddo this friday for holiday... should i bring my compact digital PnS or Canon 30d with Tamron 17-35mm? I am a little worried abt the wt and condensation possibilities to the 30d, but on the other hand, feel that it is a waste not to bring it along.

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    I just came back from Kyushu and have been running the 350d with Tokina 12-24 + Sigma 30/1.4 for the past few days. Condensation has not caused any damage but gave me some interesting soft filter effects for some some photos. Just bring the 30d, it'll be fine.
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    well...where did all the winter photo came from???

    The only thing u need to do is to dress up for cold weather...usually u will freeze before your camera does...

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    hehe... in a spot here.... bring 30d + tamron 17-35 = heavy. Bring Exilm = light, but will not have manual control.

    Or should i just bring my K800i...

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    keep your hands warm..you need them to grip your camera, and your fingers to adjust the knobs.

    Lots of spare batteries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JediForce4ever View Post
    keep your hands warm..you need them to grip your camera, and your fingers to adjust the knobs.

    Lots of spare batteries.

    oh yeah, forgot battery life shortened by extreme cold weather.... thanks for reminding.

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    Winter Time (a winter gear shop) sells a type of 2-way woven gloves.
    One part cover the inside of your fingers & thumb leaving the tips exposed while the other covers up all your fingers at one go. When using it, keep all your fingers covered except for your index (cause you need it to press the camera shutter button).
    There are different sizes so choose one that fits best without being too tight.
    There are also a few types so choose the one which you'll feel comfortable in the cold and yet its not too thick as if you cant feel anything when handling your camera gear.
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    May I know where is this Winter Time shop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidsim View Post
    oh yeah, forgot battery life shortened by extreme cold weather.... thanks for reminding.
    AFAIK, Li-ION battery affected if below 0degreeC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidsim View Post
    May I know where is this Winter Time shop?
    I bought mine at the Jurong Entertainment Centre branch near Jurong East MRT station.
    Here's a list of the branches islandwide but dont know whether its up to date or not... http://www.singaporemirror.com.sg/co_wintertime.htm
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    The gloves are called Convertible Mittens. You can find them at Emmanuel Travellers Shop (2nd-floor of Peninsular Plaza). Brand is Lafuma. Only Olive Green colour. Cost $69 though!

    I've been living overseas in a temperate environment for the past 3 winters & shooting as a serious hobby. I would also say that keeping your fingers warm is very important.

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    Mine from Winter Time cost less than $15 but the material for the Lafuma pair might be better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidsim View Post
    THis might sound silly, but i am going to Hokiaddo this friday for holiday... should i bring my compact digital PnS or Canon 30d with Tamron 17-35mm? I am a little worried abt the wt and condensation possibilities to the 30d, but on the other hand, feel that it is a waste not to bring it along.

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    search your feelings - which one u prefer to bring? then bring the one that u secretly want to bring

    and bring more batteries and more spare memory cards

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    Just came back from Hokkaido... and it was cold... -12deg at some days...

    Anyway, the cam survives ok... no fogging at all... will try to upload some pics to share

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidsim View Post
    Just came back from Hokkaido... and it was cold... -12deg at some days...

    Anyway, the cam survives ok... no fogging at all... will try to upload some pics to share
    look forward to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidsim View Post
    Just came back from Hokkaido... and it was cold... -12deg at some days...

    Anyway, the cam survives ok... no fogging at all... will try to upload some pics to share
    Oh man... I'm going ther on Jan 1. Hope I can tahan it manz...

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidsim View Post
    THis might sound silly, but i am going to Hokiaddo this friday for holiday... should i bring my compact digital PnS or Canon 30d with Tamron 17-35mm? I am a little worried abt the wt and condensation possibilities to the 30d, but on the other hand, feel that it is a waste not to bring it along.

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    I am in Europe for the past month, damm cold. I had bought along my 350D and olympus C770, both of them serve me really well with no problem at all except that my XD card for C770 spoilt. So have so worries about it and have a happy trip as me but my pocket big hole. He he he

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoossh View Post
    look forward to it.

    http://www.clubsnap.org/forums/showthread.php?t=245798

    Hope u guys will like it..

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    IIRC, if less than -5 deg c, carbon fiber tripod might crack. Please correct me if I'm wrong on this.

    Well, hopefully u are not using CF tripod.

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